Join an MNLA committee or volunteer at an event

We would love to have you in any capacity you could manage.

All of our events are put on by people just like you, taking a little extra time to ensure that things are ready and set up when you arrive — our Go Team.

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The Go Team is a group of volunteers that assist with MNLA events and other events MNLA attends. Tasks include setting up and taking down promotional materials (which may include booth space) and/or being stationed at an MNLA booth to discuss the association with attendees. This can be a one-time commitment or long-term if you would like to be more involved.

Overall education program strategy and decision-making; develop new and valuable learning in conjunction with the MCH Board.

The Education & Research Committee organizes the educational courses that MNLA offers, such as the Summer Conference, Winter Forum and online webinar series. They find new topics and instructors for educational courses. They help to set up meeting rooms at hotels and other facilities for these courses, when help is needed.


MNLA Director Deborah Trickett, MCH The Captured GardenDeborah Trickett, MCH — Board Liaison
The Captured Garden

The History Committee is charged with developing a historical narrative through research, interviews and written articles about significant individuals or events in the nursery or landscape industry. It is also responsible for preserving, cataloging and archiving historical materials.


Philip Boucher, MCH — Chair fro history committeePhilip Boucher, MCH — Chair
Elysian Garden Designs

Skott Rebello, MCH — Vice Chair, Harborside P.S.Skott Rebello, MCH — Vice Chair
Harborside P.S.

The Magazine Committee is tasked with writing articles, supplying images and/or organizing content for the MNLA monthly magazine—Pro Grow News! Click here to view the latest issue.

Make MNLA a critical information hub in areas such as business trends, marketing expertise and consumer insight; increase the value of MNLA's member communication resources; and spur greater social media activity among MNLA members. Tools currently available to this committee website, all social media platforms and Zoom. Tangible programs are eblasts, newsletters, Pro Grow News magazine.


MNLA Director Justin Mortensen Farm Credit EastJustin Mortensen — Chair
Farm Credit East

Hands-on outreach to members and prospective members via phone calls and in-person visits.

The Membership Committee serves as the association ambassadors for new members. This committee also assists in finding new member services and affinity programs to bring added value to members. This committee assists in the planning and implementation of the MNLA Annual Directory and marketing to professionals within our industry the value of membership in conjunction with all of the Association’s Committees.


David Ahronian, MCH — Chair, Ahronian Landscape & Design, Inc.David Ahronian, MCH — Chair
Ahronian Landscape & Design, Inc.

This Board’s purpose is to seek educational opportunities to strengthen the knowledge and professionalism of MCHs, and to reach out to the consumer regarding the MCH Program and the value of working with a MA certified horticulturist. They also proctor the exam 2x year; and facilitate the Plant Geek Day educational event.


Corinne Jean, MCH — Chair, Wisteria & Rose, Inc.Corinne Jean, MCH — Chair
Wisteria & Rose, Inc.

Partner programs

Plant Something MA

consumers planting something

Plant Something MA is a project of MNLA which includes professional environmental horticulturists—people who grow, care for, design and install plantings and landscapes in your community.

Growing Wild

Growing WIld: native plants in massachusetts

Growing Wild helps reverse the loss of biological diversity, foster and protect endangered species and add to the natural beauty of our Commonwealth—right in your own backyard.

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annual meeting of the Massachusetts nursery and landscape association

There are many reasons to join MNLA.

MNLA provides access to green industry speakers on the cutting-edge and up-to-date information. Our dynamic community is made up of folks from all walks of life. Colleagues share advice and insights. Passion for the betterment of our community drives member participation in MNLA. Individual contribution is valued. Get involved! Join a committee or volunteer at an event. Make our industry—and your business—better!

annual meeting of the Massachusetts nursery and landscape association